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HARA-KIRI

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hara-kiri mean? 

HARA-KIRI (noun)
  The noun HARA-KIRI has 1 sense:

1. ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society

  Familiarity information: HARA-KIRI used as a noun is very rare.


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HARA-KIRI (noun)


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Meaning:

Ritual suicide by self-disembowelment on a sword; practiced by samurai in the traditional Japanese society

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

hara-kiri; harakiri; harikari; suppuku

Hypernyms ("hara-kiri" is a kind of...):

self-annihilation; self-destruction; suicide (the act of killing yourself)

Domain region:

Japan; Nihon; Nippon (a constitutional monarchy occupying the Japanese Archipelago; a world leader in electronics and automobile manufacture and ship building)


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